Man killed in one-car crash was dragged 240 feet under his vehicle

Abe Van Dyke
Rescue personnel stand by the SUV involved in a fatal accident in which a 75-year-old man was killed Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Waukesha. Kirk Bechtel was dragged roughly 240 feet in his own vehicle at about 7:45 p.m. at Comanche Lane and Madison Street.
Published on: 5/30/2014

The 75-year-old man who was killed in a one-car crash Thursday in Waukesha was dragged for about 240 feet before his vehicle stopped on Madison Street at Comanche Lane. 

Kirk Bechtel was still in his seat belt as he was dragged under his car on Madison Street, Waukesha police said. 

Lt. Joe Hendricks of the Waukesha Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division said Bechtel was crushed by his own vehicle. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. 

The investigation remains ongoing, Hendricks said.

The Waukesha Police and Fire departments responded to the scene at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday after receiving information of a man trapped underneath his car in the area of Comanche Lane and Madison Street. 

When they arrived to the scene, they found Bechtel pinned under his vehicle at the bottom of a hill. 

There is no further information being released at this time.